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. italy -- why small businesses are protesting against tax collectors. and luxembourg -- why illegal immigrants there want to get registered. children are typically raised by tibia will parents, but does it matter if they are a mother and father, or can two fathers or two mothers do just as well -- children are typically raised by two parents. single-sex families are a controversial issue in europe. the number of so-called rainbow families are on the rise, but their legal status varies from country to country. in germany, gay and lesbian couples cannot jointly adopt a child or a baby. they can only adopt as individuals. in france, when the government announced its intention to give homosexual couples equal adoption rights, large crowds took to the streets in protest. >> for these two little boys, having two mothers is nothing unusual. their parents are a lesbian couple. beatrice, seen here, adopted the boys as a single woman. her partner had no legal say in it, and by french law, singles may adopt, but same-sex couples may not. an initiative is under way to change that. for these two
taxes. >> two very different approaches, but which went down better at davos? our correspondent has more. >> angela merkel can be joyful and comical. today, she was not. she was serious while cameron was casual, full of british humor, selling himself and his country, he even got applause during his speech, and although most people here criticized sharply his plans for a referendum, he did not say a lot about this topic today. he sold it as his duty to deliver the referendum to the british citizens. in contrast, angela merkel did not try to be entertaining. she emphasized the common interests of britain and the european union, like structural reforms, free trade agreement with the united states, and make europe more competitive, obviously trying to deal with a new conflict as coolly as possible, a strategy that has brought her a lot of success in the last years. thursday was the day of cameron and merkel. now everybody is heading to one of the numerous parties if they have enough energy, and tomorrow, we will continue the discussion over the role of the central bank's -- banks now and in
parliament he was planning a new stimulus package. he hopes in particular to ease the tax burden on export-driven businesses. >> we are going to implement structural reforms with even greater force and adopt new measures to stimulate growth. our priority is to reduce youth unemployment, and we are already cooperating with unions and businesses to achieve this. >> there's mounting frustration on the streets. unemployment in the country has risen to 26%. half of young people are out of work. but the eu has signaled it is willing to relax rules on spain, which could help soften the austerity measures apparently crippling the country. >> germany may be about to drop its objections to bailing out cyprus. despite misgivings about reports of money laundering by the island's thanks. >> a number of politicians in germany have accused separate banks of holding significant illegal deposits with russian money, something they deny. they had threatened to refuse to finalize a bailout unless the country clean up -- clint of its act, but berlin is reported to have relented after pressure from other eurozo
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